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Downtown Bend Library

Downtown Bend

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Sunday12:005:00
Monday10:008:00
Tuesday10:008:00
Wednesday10:008:00
Thursday10:006:00
Friday10:006:00
Saturday12:005:00

601 N.W. Wall Street
Bend, OR 97703

Phone: (541) 617-7050
Fax: (541) 617-7083

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The Downtown Bend Library was designed by Thomas Hacker and Associates of Portland, Oregon. The two-story, 38,855-square-foot library opened in 1998 and features exposed beams and high ceilings, complemented with eastward-facing windows, looking over Bend’s civic square.

The library’s large children’s area, located on the ground floor, includes an interactive Early Learning Space. You’ll also find a large community space, the Brooks Room, on the first floor that hosts story times for children as well as cultural programs for teens and adults. The second floor of the library houses teen and adult print and digital materials, as well as public computers, a meeting room, and reading and study spaces. Rotating art exhibitions reflect the talent of the local community. Free WiFi is available throughout the building.

Upcoming Events

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  • Jul 21 2019

    1:00 PM - Sunday - Ponderosa School Modular

    Half Price books

    New Location: Ponderosa School Modular 3790 Purcell Blvd.

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  • Jul 22 2019

    10:00 AM - Monday - Meyer Classroom

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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  • Jul 22 2019

    10:00 AM - Monday - Hutchinson Room

    Join other writers and Writer's Collective of Central Oregon for quiet writing time at the Library.

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  • Jul 23 2019

    10:30 AM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    An active storytime with stories, songs & movement rhymes. 18-36 mo.

    Toddlers like to move so this storytime features not only the best stories, but plenty of participation through songs and action rhymes. Your child will be introduced to letter sounds, vocabulary, and the fun of interacting with you and others. 25 min.

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  • Jul 23 2019

    11:00 AM - Tuesday - Tower Theatre

    Screen WALL-E as part of Summer Reading.

    WALL-E spends his days doing what he was programmed to do: cleaning up the planet. But after 700 years of loneliness WALL-E spots EVE, a sleek probe sent back to Earth on a scanning mission. Smitten WALL-E embarks on his greatest adventure yet when he follows EVE across the galaxy.

    Thanks to generous sponsorships from Roundabout Books and the Tower Theatre Foundation, all movie screenings are free and open to space enthusiasts of all ages. Concessions available for sale and tours of the theatre will be offered after each movie.

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  • Jul 23 2019

    1:30 PM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    Stories, songs, rhymes, crafts to develop early literacy skills. 3-5 yrs.

    Early literacy skills to get your child ready to learn to read are the focus of these storytimes. You and your child will hear great stories while also becoming more familiar with letter sounds, rhyming, vocabulary, and print. Plus there will be directions to follow, which will help prepare for kindergarten. 30 min.

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  • Jul 23 2019

    5:30 PM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    Explore beginning your writing with courage and curiosity with Dr. Emily Carr.

    “To write is to encounter a love affair. To begin is to admit an infatuation, a longing, a love… The middle is about the despair of ending, the fear that love will go unrequited. The ending says I might have loved you once, but things have changed between us; things are different now. The ending says it’s not you, it’s me.” ~ Jenny Boully

    Jenny Boully likens writing to a love affair, often the one-sided kind. She sees the beginning as the moment of falling in love: commitment, obsession, spontaneity, risk, the thrill of matchmaking. In this mixed-genre workshop, we will examine, experience, and experiment with a variety of ways to begin (anything). Together, we will write, read, reflect upon, and live a series of beginnings. Together, we will increase our curiosity (and decrease our fear) of beginning.

    Emily Carr says she "writes murder mysteries that turn into love poems that are sometimes (by her McSweeney's editors, for example) called divorce poems." She has lived all over the world and is the author of several collections and chapbooks of poems. After she got an MFA in poetry from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, she took a doctorate in ecopoetics at the University of Calgary. These days, she's the program director of the low-residency MFA in creative writing at Oregon State University-Cascades. Her newest book, Whosoever Has Let a Minotaur Enter Them, Or a Sonnet—, is available from McSweeney's. It inspired a beer of the same name, now available at the Ale Apothecary. You can find her online at www.ifshedrawsadoor.com/ and as ifshedrawsadoor on Instagram.

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  • Jul 24 2019

    10:30 AM - Wednesday - Brooks Room

    An active storytime with stories, songs & movement rhymes. 18-36 mo.

    Toddlers like to move so this storytime features not only the best stories, but plenty of participation through songs and action rhymes. Your child will be introduced to letter sounds, vocabulary, and the fun of interacting with you and others. 25 min.

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  • Jul 24 2019

    11:30 AM - Wednesday - Brooks Room

    A gentle storytime for infant and caregiver. 0-18 mo.

    Babies need to hear stories, right from the beginning. You and your little one will join other families and hear very simple stories, songs and rhymes that will help to build a love of books and words. Only 15 minutes long, then stay and play!

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  • Jul 24 2019

    12:00 PM - Wednesday - Meyer Classroom

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org

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  • Jul 24 2019

    5:15 PM - Wednesday - Second Floor * Registration Required

    Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers.

    Advance registration for appointments opens at 10 a.m., 13 days prior to the date. Advance registration does not guarantee the time of appointment, which run every half hour from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    All registrants must arrive by 5:15 p.m. to secure their spot and receive their appointment time, which can be any time between 5:30 and 7 p.m. If you are not here by 5:15 p.m., your appointment will be forfeited.

    If any walk-in spots are available they will be awarded by lottery at 5:15 p.m.

    Spanish interpreters are available with advance notice. Request when registering or call: 541-617-7057.

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    Consultas gratis de 30 minutos con abogados locales. Interpretación en español estará disponible con aviso por adelantado. Indique si necesita un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-617-7057.

    Registración por adelantado para citas se abre a las 10 a.m., 13 días antes de la fecha. La registración por adelantado no garantiza el horario de la cita. Las citas se realizan cada media hora de 5:30 a 7:30 p.m.

    Todos los solicitantes deben llegar a las 5:15 p.m. para asegurar su lugar y recibir su horario de cita, que puede ser entre las 5:30 y las 7 p.m. Si no está aquí a las 5:15 p.m., perderá su cita.

    Si hay cupos disponibles para personas sin cita, se entregarán por sorteo a las 5:15 p.m.

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  • Jul 24 2019

    6:30 PM - Wednesday - Brooks Room

    Travel the world through story, song, a game and a craft from many countries.

    All countries have amazing stories, including trickster tales, folktales and pourquoi (why) tales. Award-winning Heather McNeil will take you from Africa to America, from Scandinavia to Scotland, with stories and songs that invite participation. There will also be a silly game (wear your shoes!), and a craft. All ages welcome.

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  • Jul 25 2019

    10:15 AM - Thursday - Brooks Room

    Tiempo de cuentos interactivo con canciones, rimas y manualidades. Edades 0-5.


    Traiga a todos su pequeñitos a este tiempo de cuentos que ofrece libros para bebés, niños pequeños y preescolares. Todos aprenderán lo divertido que es el tiempo de cuentos con oportunidades para cantar, participar en rimas de movimiento y ser creativos con manualidades. Duración: 25 minutos.
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  • Jul 25 2019

    1:30 PM - Thursday - Brooks Room

    A gentle storytime for infant and caregiver. 0-18 mo.

    Babies need to hear stories, right from the beginning. You and your little one will join other families and hear very simple stories, songs and rhymes that will help to build a love of books and words. Only 15 minutes long! Then stay and play

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  • Jul 25 2019

    2:30 PM - Thursday - Meyer Classroom

    Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own. No registration required.

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  • Jul 25 2019

    2:30 PM - Thursday - Brooks Room

    Let's investigate! Do you see the moon? Discover the Moon’s phases, make Moon dust and see the Moon’s light in a variety of engaging Moon activities.

    Explore the Moon with a gooey selection of materials. Get the scoop on Moon Dirt by using layers of graham crackers. Illustrate the Moon’s changing phases with Oreo cookies! Discover poems and songs that celebrate the Moon, write a Moon-inspired poem and more!

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  • Jul 26 2019

    10:30 AM - Friday - Brooks Room

    Stories, songs, rhymes, crafts to develop early literacy skills. 3-5 yrs.

    Early literacy skills to get your child ready to learn to read are the focus of these storytimes. You and your child will hear great stories while also becoming more familiar with letter sounds, rhyming, vocabulary, and print. Plus there will be directions to follow, which will help prepare for kindergarten. 30 min.

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  • Jul 26 2019

    2:00 PM - Friday - Meyer Classroom

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.com

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